13 Ethical High Ticket Niches You Can Make A Lot of Money Off.

Within the numberless list of niches that are out there, some have affiliate opportunities that extend beyond just a small or recurring commission, some of them have high ticket items within which 1 single sale can equal what is for some a month’s worth of income they’d get at a full time job.

Note: I’ll show you below how to turn these niches into high ticket businesses (step-by-step)…

Since I do this for a living (income reports will be provided), I will be showing you my personal cases studies of how I do this (and help people do it too). Let’s get started!

13 ethical high ticket niches

Quick update: I originally began this list with only 3 niches, but included 10 additional ones in a video coming up, making the list total to 13, all of which are:

  • Ethical.
  • Have the potential for high commissions to be made from each sale.
  • And I have included a breakdown of each niche and strategies to monetize through them.

What are high ticket items?

They’re just extremely expensive products or services that offer a chance for people to promote them as affiliates and depending on the commission rate, make anywhere from $100’s to $1,000’s per each sale. That is the most obvious pro to this topic.

But there are also many trade offs of promoting something so expensive, the biggest is that the traffic numbers for people who seek these things and those who are ready to pay so much for them is also much smaller because most people generally cannot afford something like this so the audience numbers greatly decrease, but at the same time, 1 sale can make up for what would take dozens and hundreds or sales to make a lot of money. 

Note: They are also known as “big ticket items”.

Before we begin the list: Beware of unethical high ticket niches, especially this one:

The make money online niche.

There’s a big reason I used the word “ethical” in this post. And that’s because trying to promote something overpriced to people who cannot afford it but think it’s a good deal is itself unethical and it’s in the make money online topic that I find this problem occurs most! 

For example, within the make money online topic, recently there have been many new programs coming out overcharging and tricking people into spending $1,000’s more for training and coaching (full article on this).

And these same programs also push people to promote the programs to others as affiliates as though they are truly great opportunities, when in fact, they are financial traps and pyramid schemes. That is very unethical. 

There have been several programs like Digital Altitude and MOBE that were taken down by the FTC for operating this way. They lured people for under $100 to join, then upsold them for up to $50,000+ (YES that much).

Then they told those who bough the upsells that they could make big commissions reselling that to others. The idea was, spend a lot to make a lot by luring people into the same scheme. Folks, that is a scheme and I’m happy they are no longer in business!

But yeah, I really needed to mention that warning before continuing…

Now let us get back to the post and more info on the ethical kind of high ticket niches:

The only ethical, high ticket niche topics I personally endorse are ones where:

  • The people buying know exactly what it is and that it’s worth it. They aren’t being ripped of by hype products where they only know the product once they buy it, that’s utter nonsense.
  • Typically the product needs to be physical so people have a sense of satisfaction.

And that takes us to the first 10 (Make sure to watch this video fully please!): 

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Now for the 3 original high ticket niches:

These were the first 3 I used when I wrote this article originally:

1) Washing machines.

How much do you think the cheapest washing machine costs? A few hundred for an OK one.

But what about the high end ones? Several $1,000’s. That’s how much.

So let’s me personally show you how fantastic this topic is, by just showing how many people search for a given keyword for it: 

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With a traffic potential of at least 10,000+ every month, as well as individual washing machines which can cost a lot, every sale you make can have you living quite comfortably…

But where would I go to sell them? Honestly, Amazon is perfect. What I did was, I went to it and selected washing machines which were in the range of $1,000-$10,000 to see which ones were selling and look at this:

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Now I only briefly went through the list of results, but there’s ones which surpass $3,000 from what I saw. Some of them are washer/dryer combos you get and many of them have over a dozen ratings meaning that people are buying it.

Now I did specify that ideally you want the topic that has the most buyers willing to spend a lot of money and in this basic niche, you do have that, but for these specific products, you do not, but that’s always going to be around.

If you target the main topic and within it promote these high ticket items, you can sell them, not often, but remember that the 1 sale you get for it can totally justify the marketing effort. Obviously, you want to promote something that has good ratings and won’t break down.

 

2) Laptops. 

If you’re someone who fixes, understands and even builds laptops, computers, you’ve got yourself another high ticket niche. I’ll let you figure out the keywords for it (tutorial on them), but here’s a brief look at all the expensive ones being sold on (again Amazon):

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Although the following screenshot displays the ones which are a little over a $1,000, on that page I saw more expensive ones, but I decided to screenshot this area because of the VAST numbers of people who are buying them. 

With these 3 laptops alone, you have over 600 people who have rated it and possibly way more who have actually purchased them. 

There’s people who go beyond buying those ones and aim for the higher up products. Fine, as long as it’s a good quality product and it makes them happy, you can sell it.

3) Watches (the obvious one you never though of, admit it!)

Yeah, we all know Rolex watches are expensive, but if you’re a watch freak like many people are, know that within that topic, you have a select number of people who are willing to buy them for so much money. $10,000’s or more even.

And guess what? Amazon has them too:

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Yeah people buy those too and while for someone like me, those prices are insane (and I’m not into watches personally), you may be and your niche certainly may be, specifically the ones above.

What I would do if you were in this niche, is I would target the high end company that sells the watch (Rolex, Omega or whatever other company known to have the most expensive ones) and then make product reviews for each one. 

It helps if you own one of these so you can be seen as an authority, but knowing the information on these watches is enough to sell them. 

My final thoughts: Let me show 5 steps to turning a high ticket niche into a business…

Since I have experience with this stuff, allow me to show you how to take any one of the 13 niches above and turn it into a full time online business:

Let’s take the laptops option. I’m going to give you 5 simple steps that start from picking this topic, to profiting of it:

Should you wish to to pick a different topic be it the other 2 above or something else, these same steps will still work just as well.

 

Like I said, there’s far more than just the 3 above but as long as you know how to find niches and then the most expensive products in them that won’t scam people, you have a great opportunity to sell them.

As long as your marketing efforts are correctly targeted, making just a few sales is enough to carry most people on for a year. And I can also tell you that this stuff I’m writing about is not theory based, it’s totally based on personal experiences that I’ve had making these types of websites over many, many years and using those same 5 steps each time.

I can tell you that anyone who works hard on a website and uses those 5 steps can reach incredible earnings, especially if what they promote are already high ticket items! 

Just imagine for a moment the following:

You sell a single laptop and get a 10% commission for it. That’s about a $100. 

If you can make your website make 1 sale a day, that would earn you $100 each day, totaling $3,000 a month and $36,000 a year and considering how far you can go with this, 1 sale a day is actually on the conservative end, but even still, $36k a year is in many areas considered full time.

Just doubling your sales would increase that yearly earning potential to $72k and the further we go, the more you get how crazy awesome this type of business model can get.

I’ve reached these kinds of numbers before and I can tell you that it’s a reality. The only thing you need is a training program to show you how to start and get there:

 

how to make high ticket sales

High ticket niches are everywhere and if you have one you are considering making a business out of it, but have doubts, here is what I recommend:

1) Ask me about it below.

2) Check out the program I recommended and it will absolutely help you make your dream online business out of that idea. And if you need more proof why that program is great, read this review of it and see more of my income stats, as well as from others who used it.

I owe my success in niche marketing to it. 

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74 thoughts on “13 Ethical High Ticket Niches You Can Make A Lot of Money Off.”

  1. Hi Vitaliy,

    I believe that selling these three products will be very helpful for earning big commissions. I am planning a drop shipping site. Do you think I can add those products in my drop shipping business site also? I am waiting for your reply and saving this article in my bookmark section. Thumbs up for your effort in this article.

    • I honestly wouldn’t bother doing drop shipping for high ticket niches like these. Usually drop shipping works better for low cost items that sell in higher volumes like t shirts, mugs and those sorts of things. 

      Through affiliate marketing, you’d get high commissions selling these high ticket items as it is, without worrying about the extra steps involved from selling it via drop shipping. Also it sounds like you are thinking only about the money making potential, but are either of these 3 niches I listed, something that you love?

  2. Thanks for this really informative blog post. I believe there are huge potentials for the washing machine industry as more families are embracing this lifestyle. I actually have a blog in the wrist watch niche but I choose to review cheap wristwatches. Now I’m rethinking this, I should have gone with the Rolex niche.

    • Hi Louis, not necessarily, if the current “cheap” watches you’re selling are making sales, keep growing that. You can also go into the smart watch niche and make extra categories of expensive watches. Generally you will make less sales in volume on high ticket stuff, but more profit per sale, vs lower cost items which are easier to sell, but yield smaller profits per sale.

  3. Great article. The only issue with the niche ideas you show here is “brand loyalty” is high in those niches. People are very drawn to specific big brand names and it may be difficult to switch to lesser known brands that are more generic. The secret to high ticket drop shipping is finding a niche without these big brand names so that people don’t have brand loyalty.

    Also, products you can’t find at a local store will be bought online more often, those are great niches too. I have a ton of niche ideas like this on my website. Give it a look and it would be great to do a guest post on your blog with my best niche selection tips for high ticket drop shipping, and if you’re interested in doing an interview for my podcast that would be amazing as well, let me know if you’re down! Cheers-Trevor

    • Hi Trevor, thanks for the offer on the podcast and the advice you shared regarding high ticket niches and brand loyalty. I’ll contact you regarding this in the future. You make a great point about that brand loyalty, although my article was more in regards to affiliate marketing, not exactly drop shipping.

      I do agree with the brand loyalty plays a MAJOR role, but in my opinion when people start writing content on their blog and chasing a specific product, the brand loyalty people will automatically come to that blog via Google browsing anyway. So in regards to the laptops for instance, if I do a review on a popular brand like Acer and review a specific laptop that is of that brand, the loyal Acer people will come to that blog anyway because they want to know the specifics of that and if they are fans, they’ll already be open to buying it, the review I’ll do will just push them further to make the purchase.

      As for audiences which are not aware of the brand or loyal to it, if one targets general keywords in the niche topic such as “best gaming laptops”, then that type of search indicates they aren’t really looking for a brand, just the best product for their search, so if one writes a good blog post on this very same topic, they can get some good audiences coming in and willing to make the purchase, regardless of the brand.

      I’d love to know your thoughts on this point of view 🙂

    • Hi Fevio, personally, I do not. The first thing that comes to mind is possibly Clickbank products, look up health related products they sell on their marketplace and see which one offers the best commission.

      As for health, it is important to note, that it is not a niche topic. It is far easier to find a high ticket product once you’ve identified your niche. If you need help with that selection, let me know.

    • Hey I know of a high ticket priced item in health care that I’ve been doing a lot of my due diligence on.

      • That’s great Joseph. What I would say is to find a niche audience which would be likely to buy this high ticket item and then market to them, most likely through paid ads. If you want more details, you’re welcome to tell me about this item and I’ll give a more specific strategy you could use.

    • As for the health niche, what comes to my mind is exercise equipment, treadmills, rowing machines, all in one home gyms to name a few.

      You could do up sells of resistance bands, free weights, supplements, and protein powder. The latter two would hopefully be recurring purchases?

      Brian Kelly

      • They can be Brian, but the way I’d structure the promotions you mentioned is to start a niche based business, and then to create high ticket promotions based on that. Let me give you an example:

        Let’s say your niche choice is people looking to create a home gym. You’d make a site that targets ONLY this group and sell them this equipment as an affiliate.

        Or let’s say the niche choice you go with is people who seek to compete in fitness contests or just grow muscle. For those kinds of people you could market supplements and protein powders to.

        As for recurring charges, that would be tough unless you would open up an eCommerce store and have them consistently buy from that eStore. But overall, this idea is very possible.

  4. Its amazing that this article was written about a year and a half ago and the admin still responds to comments. Anyway, I found this article because I just came off a miserable 4-yr experiment with a high ticket MMO product that I was not able to have any success in during that time.

    At the start of that, I needed to choose between focusing on the high ticket MMO offer or Amazon. I chose the MMO and now I deeply regret it. Not because this particular MMO model wasn’t good, it was, but I personally could not make it work. It became too difficult, time and financially consuming to make it work properly so here I am needing to think about getting back into the mundane physical product business, i.e. Amazon, again!

    I think the reason I chose the MMO was because the commissions from Amazon are small. I sold a $5,000 HDTV but only received $250 in commission, but had it been the MMO equivalent I went into, I would have received at least $2,500. That was my motivation at the time, but I’ve since learned how difficult, and expensive, it is to consistently make those kinds of commissions with an MMO-related product. Now I still dabble in making money simply from generating leads for webinars, rather than converting any of them to sales, which is also a good way to sell high ticket household items like washing machines.

    I also had an Amazon high ticket watch review site many years ago. This watch cost over $20K and had over 400 reviews on Amazon but I never made a referral to sell a single one from my site, so I gave up on it. I never thought about washing machines though!

    I think this was a good article which reminded me that boring household items is still a great way to go since people actually need these things, rather than trying to sell people things they really don’t need, like in the high ticket MMO niche.

    • Hey Mike, thank you for sharing this experience you have with high ticket items, particularly the ones dealing with MMO related topics that I warned about in this article. This is unfortunately no surprise on my end. I’ve seen way too many stories like yours where people were lured into such high ticket MMO products, purchased their expensive packages, and then could not break even or even come close.

      That’s how they make their money (they exploit that mindset of easy profits). At the same time, reading the other experiences you had, a few thoughts popped into my head:

      1) You mentioned selling a $5k TV for a $250 commission. I’ve got to say, that is crazy HUGE. The biggest commission I ever made was for over $300. But even still, my main focus is selling lower cost items to more people. High ticket items will generally accrue less sales because the people don’t have the kind of money to spend on this stuff, but those who do can still bring in huge paychecks for you.

      2) Adding to that $250 commission story, I want to say that in your case, you didn’t even have to pay for that TV, and that is one of the biggest benefits of being an Amazon affiliate and/or not associated with high ticket MMO offers (you don’t have to buy it!).

      3) The watch site you mentioned is definitely interesting, I mean a $20k watch is quite the investment for someone to pay so it will naturally be tough to get that 1 sale.

      4) You never mentioned if you had any real interest in the niche topics you were involved in. The only thing I did notice was that you said the big money potential was what drove you to join the offer/s.

      If this is the case, then it is a leading factor in failure as well. A lot of people simply do not make niche sites that they like, they consider the profit potential to be the only deciding factor in that and it is actually one of the worst judgement calls to make since it leads to being very unproductive in growing the site through content creation and furthermore, the content you do create will be low quality and will not convince visitors to buy stuff.

      5) I would not recommend leading people into MMO high ticket offers (like you said with squeeze pages and webinars). After all, you are going to be driving them down the same experience you went through and you hated it from my understanding, so why would it make sense to send others through that same experience too?

      6) Moving forward, I really would recommend you consider a niche site you like, regardless of the high ticket products or not that you could sell in it. It is far more important to create a niche site you love than one which has potential, but you can’t do anything with it because there’s no experience to motivate you to create high quality content to make the sales in the first place!

      7) I really think given the experiences you listed, that you already possess a lot of knowledge in internet marketing and you can still do a lot with it, but it has to be on a different road than ones you’ve already taken and found out what they lead to. I really think you’d benefit greatly from Wealthy Affiliate and it’s training as it would set you on that correct road to making a successful niche website.

      Vitaliy

  5. Hi Vitaliy,

    I never ever would have thought about washing machines, and I think that’s mainly because they seem to be an item that people would go to the ‘Big Box’ stores to investigate and purchase versus the online route.

    But what you said about it makes sense, that we could provide these people that are interested in washing machines appropriate and relevant information that could give them as much, or even more than what a big box store could to make an informed purchase decision.

    Personally, I would love to work in the high end watch niche, but I really think that would be something that I’d need to fully research before even attempting.

    Even though I do love watches, I’d be nervous about coming across as too naive about the subject. Besides doing a lot of research on watches like the Rolodex, would you suggest starting with more mid-range watches at first and then expand as one gains more knowledge and experience with the niche?

    Frank

    • Hi Frank, yeah totally, start with a more defined watch niche, such as a particular company, especially if it is one you know a lot more about and more so can write more confidently on. You can always expand your content base later into more high end watches as the site grows.

  6. Thanks for the suggestions, Vitaliy. I have considered starting with the laptops niche before but I was not sure if it’s a good idea as I am not a tech guy.

    However, I have used many different laptops the last few years. Anyway, I will give it a try. What is your opinion about choosing a specific category of laptops? For example gaming laptops or cheap laptops.

    • Yes, this is great! I believe I did mention in a comment below yours that the gaming laptop niche is awesome to work with, so is the other one on cheap ones, but the gaming one would probably be a more defined niche topic. But if you are not experienced enough with that, do not do it, it will be too difficult.

  7. Fantastic article on hight ticket niches! I’m doing technology already so I wanted to shift towards laptops as they are an amazing source of profit, if you get sales of course, but I never thought of watches just like you said, I’m admitting it, that is very smart! Good work on the article, everything was explained well and it was very easy to follow, thanks!

    • Yeah no problem, if you like laptops, this is a great market to enter. Gaming laptops would be even better because that’s another niche market that is on the rise Dominik.

    • It can absolutely work but it’s not the furniture topic you want to target, it’s a type of furniture. For example:

      Computer tables.
      Coffee tables.
      Beds.
      Work desks.

      These are all forms of furniture. Find which one you like best and sell that type of furniture on the site. Their prices are high, so it’s a high ticket niche indeed.

  8. What a great article! I’m just starting out & found my first niche but you’ve given me some great ideas on high ticket items for a future niche.

    One question: iI everyone goes with watches or appliances, doesn’t that saturate the market for gaining customers? Meaning now that so many have read your article and taken your suggestion, won’t they all be competing with each other? I thought finding a niche was supposed to be more of a unique market type of thing.

    • Hi Lisa, I VERY often get asked about this type of stuff and I’m here to tell you that it’s just not so. I did write about market saturation here, but just to give you a little preview: 

      You have to consider that even in the instance that a niche market has a lot of people making websites, blogs, reviews and so on that the one/s which get the nod by Google and other search engines are the ones where the person works the hardest and those are generally less than 1% of all sites competing for the same niche market. 

      That, plus the fact there’s always new keywords and products coming out as well as new topics you can talk about in your niche and writing about this stuff, plus raising your content base will push your rankings above the competition. This is an absolute fact that I’ve come to recognize. 

  9. Are the conversion rates higher for those high ticket niches? The person that is searching for it must have an idea of how much it costs, and I’m assuming that their prepared to pay, otherwise they wouldn’t search for it right?

    And also, is it possible for those niches to have more competition, given the fact that the commissions are higher? I mean, why would anyone promote products that will get them a low commission, when they can promote something like this?

    • Hi David, awesome questions, here are my answers:

      1) There are no “average” conversion rates for high ticket sales. It really depends on 2 things: The popularity of the product and how well the person promoting it, actually promotes it. I will say that if those 2 things are in place, the conversion rate can be well into the double digits. 

      And yes, people do know about the products they look for, but often, it isn’t the case that they know the price, sometimes they may hear about it and check it out or they are just browsing. There is a minority of niche traffic for high ticket items who knows about the product, it’s price, it’s quality, but just that extra boost of confidence to buy it, which is what our sites provide.

      2) Every niche has competition. Sometimes niches with low ticket items get more competition than those with high ticket stuff, it all depends on the market and it’s popularity. 

      For example, the drone market is huge and popular (high ticket items are there too), while a new MMO product that comes out and costs $1,000’s isn’t (there’s obviously exceptions), but both will have their own competition numbers and ultimately, it doesn’t matter what that number is. Your website can break through into ANY market. 

      That is something Wealthy Affiliate taught me and it’s changed my whole outlook and made me very open to entering any niche market (And I’ve had great success from it too).

  10. I have to admit that never in a million years would I have thought about promoting big ticket household items like washing machines! But it makes total sense. I’m guess that there are quite a lot of niches like this to be found that are easily overlooked because they’re “commonplace”. But there appears to be a lot of money to be made in those niches and I would guess far less competition to get ranked well in Google.

    Thanks for an interesting article that really has opened up my thinking. 

    Margaret

  11. Great article here. I’ve gotta admit that I’ve definitely thought about the watch and laptop niche but I’ve never really thought about washing machines being an option for an affiliate marketing project.

    To be quite honest with you I would think that all these niches would be highly competitive but the numbers shown form the washing machines really did shock me. High traffic and low competition, that’s definitely a winning combination lol.

    This post has inspired me to do a little bit more digging into high ticket items myself, maybe dishwashers can be decent niche to look into…who knows…

    • I’d look into it, if you know a lot about them Amhil. But aside from the competition numbers, you can always do PPC marketing for the high end items and pay a VERY cheap price. The profit margin for selling such an expensive item would be huge so you can really afford to spend some money on paid traffic, see a conversion and still get incredible profits of 1 sale.

  12. This is awesome. I never thought of washing machines as a niche. This is an article I have never seen anyone write. I am so impressed with everything about this. I have a Suunto Core watch. It measures air pressure, altitude, and is a compass. I am realizing that I could do so well with promoting that watch and other ABC watches like it.

    • There is indeed a big niche in the type of watch/es you own Austin and I would certainly recommend looking further into these types of watches and making a niche site for it.

  13. Ya know you’re right, I never thought about watches! Such a small but expensive item that many people utilize. That is some great information! Honestly I never thought much about washing machines either- they seem so cumbersome for someone to buy online! Any idea what people seem to purchase the most out of the three? It is washing machines? Thanks again for all of the great info!

    • Laptops would be my first guess Connor. You need only do some basic keyword research and you’ll likely see the highest traffic searches for laptops and other computer accessories.

  14. Hi Vitaliy, I just read about selling high ticket items. Informative & great advice. I’m thinking of setting up my own website with Shopify. I’m more interested in starting dropshipping high ticket items, maybe with Amazon too! Who knows. Can I still do it with refrigerators?

    Thanks! Connie Ladd

    • Hi Connie, honestly, I don’t know about high ticket items being sold via drop shipping, but I have seen this done with cell phones, and some of them are quite expensive. The issue I find in this idea is that many people look at Shopify as an easy way to set up an online business, in that all they have to do is create their eCommerce store there, and then they can sell anything easily.

      Part of that idea is true in that it is easy to set the whole thing up, but there is a side to this plan which will likely make it harder to execute:

      1) You will need traffic to come to your site for any of this to happen. I know some people who have success with this formula and what they do is they create FB ads which lead relevant audiences back to their Shopify store. If you don’t have the money to spend on the ads, you may run into an issue.

      2) I believe any site out there that attempts to sell anything to someone must give the person a reason to do it. Setting up a store and just putting up the product on sale, whether as an affiliate or dropshipper does not mean anything unless you can give a good review and reason for the person to buy. Value must be given before you can get the money from the buyer.

      3) I typically do not like the whole concept of dropshipping because it is often used unethically by people. I’m going to write an article on this shortly so I can make all my points, but in short, I think affiliate marketing would be a better alternative.

  15. Hi Vitaliy, thanks for the advice.

    First of all I do agree with you about the make money online niche – there’s an insane number of coaching/training/secrets to wealth products which are all similar and referral commission driven, it’s boring and can be soul-breaking when involved!

    Washing machine sounds like a great niche, it’s an eye-opener for me! Every household needs one and I myself prefer to have a reputable, expensive washing machine that lasts long.

    Whereas I’d love to promote laptops or computer/technical goods but I’m not so technical myself…I wish I was! I guess you’d have to love the niche but you’d have to have an overall extensive knowledge too? For example I’ve loved my computer equipment, but if someone asked me which laptop is best for gaming, I’d have no idea.

    Thanks again for the great article.

    Ray

    • Hi Ray, there is more than passion required for a niche to be the correct one for you, hence the example you made on loving computers but not being able to recommend the right ones. I think if you checked out this article, it would help you pick a niche that would have both passion and experience for you personally. 

      I would not focus on something evergreen right now, focus on making the right pick or picks for a niche topic which meets the requirements of passion and experience, then narrow down which of those niche choices can be evergreen and/or pay well. 

  16. Hi Vitaliy,

    I have been trying to promote expensive products on Amazon. This in my estimation is not necessary because since my affiliate link gets the customer to Amazon I will earn the commission regardless of what is purchased.

    I do agree with you that a large number of the products are just training tutorials. I find it difficult to promote them. The truth is they are not newbie friendly.

    It is not very often that someone tries to choose what is best for his readers by promoting inexpensive products as you have done. This is a product from which they can earn a lot of money. It would be nice if your readers take an interest in it as I have done.

    I will be researching some expensive products to see if they have affiliate programs and try to earn some money from them.

    Thanks for the post.

    • Hi Luna, I know what you mean, and it is true that even if you send someone to Amazon through your affiliate link and they don’t exactly buy what you’re promoting but keep browsing the site and end up buying something else, you will still get the commission, but it still pays to direct them, directly to the actual product you wish to sell to them, as in my experiences, people love to be led to something that suites them vs having to pick on their own, this is why they research this stuff on Google and ultimately end up on our sites if we’re marketing our pages correctly.

      And I also slightly disagree with you about the expensive info products (generally in association with MMO type subjects) not being newbie friendly. The very reason they sell in the first place is because they are pitched as being newbie friendly, and the training they offer is extremely basic in that many of them just tell you how to traditionally promote it (business cards, blogs, social networks, ect…).

      The simplicity of what they teach with the simplicity of the marketing of it is the reason why they sell so well. Case point: MTTB.

      BUT the big problem is that these programs only teach how to sell big promises and hype, not an actual tangible business that solves problems in my personal opinion.

      There is a HUGE difference in selling a product to someone for cheap that solves a big problem for them vs selling an expensive product to solve a financial problem (ironic I know) which you then need to break even off by re-selling it and getting people into the same problem and to fix it, do the same thing. I absolutely am against that which is why generally, high ticket offers for MMO products are usually bad in my opinion and NOT worth promoting.

  17. Great tips Vitaliy, I never thought of going for high ticket items since I felt it is for big online marketers only. I think it is a great Idea, I will really look around in my niche area which is health, do you think there are high ticket items in health?

    What you said about WA being #1 is a big truth for people like myself. Thanks for this your post and the snapshot is also encouraging.

    • Hi Matron, while I am grateful that my article helped you, I really have to be upfront in that health is not really a niche, it is a VERY broad topic and in order for me to really help you find high ticket items, you have to specify which particular area of health you are interested in.

  18. The basic idea here is sound, I think. You give 3 quite good examples but I’m sure the possibilities are virtually endless. I would say the biggest issue is having the authority and trust to make sales. If I’m buying something expensive, I want to read reviews on well-known websites with extremely high trust because I’ll be making a significant investment.

    • Exactly right Delia, and that’s why there is often a correlation between successful sites these days and ones that people trust. Those sites which show you testing out the product you’re selling for example will generally receive much more trust than those which don’t.

      Overtime, if you keep working this way, this will build into a reputation, and a positive one where you won’t have to buy everything before selling it.

  19. Haha when I read “ethical” I was expecting ethical products like fair trade, I dunno, designer suits for, I dunno, £1k each, or something. I see what you mean now though, ethical compared to the horrible market for overpriced get rich online info products.

    I wonder if we can think of any *ethical* high ticket, high demand affiliate products? I’m going to look into it!

    • Do you mean affiliate products in the make money online world? I don’t know Joe, that sounds like a quest that’s not worth embarking upon in my opinion…

  20. When I read high-ticket in your headline I immediately thought of overpriced information. Any Google search about online business or making money from home will reveal tons of high-ticket programs.

    And you’re right. Most of them sell recycled info that’s all hype. There are a few big players that make loads of dough but at the expense of many who never see a return.

    Thanks for opening our minds to a different way of approaching affiliate marketing.

    I’m now thinking of expensive products that may have affiliate programs have you ever seen programs for precious metals or luxury cars or real estate?

    • Precious metals are an interesting choice and there was a period where I looked into it Jon, however, I couldn’t find any legitimate program I could trust. Look at Bulliondirect as a starting point, as that is a legitimate site that sells them, but I don’t know if they have an affiliate program.

      As for real estate, I would actually go about it by creating a more localized niche site where you can actually put up some house offers yourself, while on the blog part of your site, share real estate tips to collect more traffic and possibly even sell real estate books.

  21. Really interesting idea, and one I plan on taking a look at in the near future.

    I like your recommendation for learning how to market these items, that place in number one is on my list also.

    Washing machines, who would have guessed! I wonder if Refrigerators might not make the list also?

    Nice job bud!

    Shawn

    • Great idea about refrigerators Shawn! I would look up the amount of sales (if the info is available) about how many home appliances people get from the internet vs a nearby store.

      If there is a substantial amount of people who buy that stuff online, then it’s certainly worth the evergreen medal to be put on it.

      I would also add, that a website which sells these things has to also have how to’s on fixing these appliances just in case they break down. It would offer the site more valuable content and trust.

  22. Hi Vitality.

    I found your review very informative and have to admit that I’ve never thought of promoting such items. I understand what you’re saying, but I don’t think my target audience would be interested in such items. But that doesn’t mean I can’t think of others that might be of benefit to them, albeit at a lower price.

    Do you think Amazon is a good site for promoting eye drops, heat masks, and face cream for people with Rosacea or would you recommend finding individual affiliate programs?

    Looking forward to see what you come up with next!

    Best,

    Wendy

    • I would start with Amazon as your default place for promoting those items but if you can find a trusted affiliate program outside that one and they’ll pay you more, I’d consider them vs Amazon.

  23. Hi, Vitaliy. You have some really useful information on big ticket items. I’ve been thinking of targeting 4K televisions as a niche but am not sure whether it’s too general or even how I would go about promoting that.

    As a new marketer, would you recommend promoting big ticket items or should one start small and grow?

    • The price or the product shouldn’t be what makes you choose the niche, it’s the niche and you passion for it that should be the determining factor Leonard. If you like and know a lot about 4K Televisions (and this is a niche), you should go ahead and make a site promoting them.

  24. Great tips! The watches – such an obvious one but I would never have thought about it.

    You are right about the MLM programs that provide “training” for selling high ticket items. I have seen a few for gold and cars with ridiculous sales pages that have the usual temptations of fast cars, loose women and private jets to entice people in. So many people must lose a lot of money with these programs.

    Thanks for these tips – Do you think the laptop affiliate market would be hard to break into? I would imagine it would be very competitive.

    • You can break that particular niche by reviewing different laptops as a whole Phillip, but you can also select different niches of people that would benefit from different types of laptops. For example, gaming laptops, touch screen laptops, ect…, there’s different classes of them, each is a niche and each can be profited of.

  25. Wow, I did not think of these types of items. Great, now I’m going to be laying awake tonight thinking of these. lol.. Really great info, stuff to get folks to think outside the box..

  26. Well, that is an interesting area to explore. You explained it so well I think I may have to take another look at my own niche for higher priced items. Very well thought out post. I also agree with your thoughts on sharing the more affordable training as opposed to the high end ones that really offer the consumer little value.

  27. That’s twice I’ve come across your site, and as I’ve stated before the information you provide is awesome. Again, I’m posting this into my favorites, I feel I need to study it a little more before making up my mind what niche to create.

    My interest is quite varied, so maybe you could point me in the right direction.

    I know it’s important to love your niche, but quite honestly who has an interest in a topic that doesn’t make money – lol not me and that’s from experience. If it makes money, then I’m interested.

    • Well you’d have to tell me what this non profiting niche topic is Sharon but honestly speaking, anything that has a niche crowd and products has the potential to make money.

  28. And what do you think about selling self-improvement items? Like programs from the most prominent gurus in this field?

    I also have to say that you have at least to be interested on your niche to be able to write about it. I am not interested on washing machines or lap tops. Even if they make millions I am not an expert to write about them

    • You’re right on what you said about interest and niches but again, these were just examples. I might do another bunch of high ticket examples in the future.

      Now as for the self improvement topic, I have one with it:

      The self help topic is too generalized. Self help can be a bunch of different and specific problems people have and what I would recommend is targeting a specific issue, vs an overall self improvement subject.

  29. Hi there Vitaliy,

    It seems that every time I check out your site you are so full of genuine helpful and useful advice and tips.

    Admittedly I have shyed away from high ticket items in my niche. I guess I really out to give it a shot as there are a few products selling at few hundred US$.

    Do you use any particular or specific techniques when promoting more expensive items?

    • Hi Derek, thanks as usual for checking in. I don’t know what your niche is, but it sounds like it may be MMO based on what I know from our conversations, in which case, I’d avoid ANY high ticket items there since that niche has products and items whose value is completely inflated.

      As for myself personally, I have never really promoted anything high ticket. Most of my niches were either make money or weight loss based in which the most I’d make per sale is about $50.

      However, if I were to be involved in say one of the 3 niche topics I listed here, I’d sell them by first being very knowledgeable about them. The target audiences here are very, very specific and by this time, probably know their product and the topic, so you have to be someone who owns it or at least knows more than they do about it to help them justify if they should spend that kind of money on it.

  30. Great approach! I love the idea of the high ticket items to promote. Yes Amazon is the best place to create mini sites to promote these high ticket items. I however, live in one of those states! I am left out in the cold!

    There are a lot of other affiliate programs I can promote though. I probably will have to do a little searching.

  31. I think you are right about the make money online niche. If you look on muncheye, you see just how many MMO launches there are constantly. Some days there are 10 or more new products being launched. And the worst part is that all of them have upsells, some of them huge! They tend to offer the main product at a really low price like $7, then if you buy all the extras that they offer you, sometimes you can end up paying well into the thousands!

    I think computers are a great niche. I know of one internet marketer who last year made $10,000 in Amazon commissions from a website about gaming computers.

    Anyway, I’ve saved this for future reference. There are some things I hadn’t thought of before, such as washing machines.

  32. Great stuff! I agree being ethical is key. I often get caught up reviewing items that just don’t have enough value to make a site profitable. Watches are a genius idea! Easily shipped as well, unlike washing machines. I will come back and reread this again later. Thanks! Any other small size big impact ideas?

    • Well I have a few other big ticket niches in my mind, but I’ll save that for a later blog post Marc, I just gave these 3 to show you can promote something expensive that is actually equal in value.

  33. This is a great idea although it has a scary feeling with it especially if the high ticket item is on the watches niche. It’s true that some people do enjoy these high quality things but not all. It looks like a bit risky because the traffic may not be that much. I think the laptop is one of the good ones because more and more people are buying laptops nowadays.

    • Yes the laptop niche is one of those that will get high audience numbers and you can actually expand on it, meaning, instead of just targeting the most relevant audience/s (people who know everything about the laptop, including the model number), you can also pitch it to a more general audience of people just looking for a new laptop where they don’t care about the price, as long as the model is excellent.

  34. Thanks for writing this post. What you say is true. The make money thing does not work. We all want to make money of course but we tend to be suspicious of these make money sites. High end products like you mention will mean high commission on sales anyway. I always believed no one would buy a washing machine online but then my daughter did just that so it seems people are more willing to buy online now than they ever have been before.

    • Yes that was surprising to me as well, but online sales are apparently going to continue to grow moving forward Margaret meaning we’ll see more and more gigantic and expensive products being purchased online.

      About the make money thing, you’d be surprised to know how many people do buy into that, my main thing against it was that it’s a scam, not that people weren’t willing to spend trying it.

  35. This is a brilliant idea, choosing a niche with much more expensive items to sell. I suppose you would need to make much less sales than usual, but I can imagine it would be harder to make each individual sale. I could be totally wrong though. I suppose it’s all the same principal at the end of the day!

    • The idea is always the same Hannah, if someone is looking for a specific product, they already usually know the price of it, so it’s a matter of letting them know if them thinking about buying it is the right choice.

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